International jazz artists contest was founded in 2004 and it is the only jazz genre contest in Latvia that has attained such a recognition gathering young and undiscovered jazz talents from all over the World.
Riga Jazz Stage Laureate Concert at Latvian Radio Studio 1.
Riga Jazz Quartet and Riga Jazz Stage laureates are going to perform at Latvian Radio Studio 1 and live broadcast LR 3 “Klasika”.
January 19, 16:00
International Jazz Artist Contest – Riga Jazz Stage – is one of the most important annual music events in Latvia. It was founded in 2004, and this year it will begin it's cycling sequentially including all of the instrument categories once again.
Riga Jazz Quartet hold the high professional level accompanying contestants’ performances on Live Performance and Final for already several years. Viktors Ritovs - piano, Edvīns Ozols - double bass, Artis Orubs - drums and Kristaps Lubovs - saxophone are among the best musicians in Latvia. They make contests’ artistic atmosphere even more exciting, that helps to forget about the competition and unwind for the better performance. This is live jazz, which will thrill and charged!
On January 24 at Latvian Radio Studio 1 there will be a rare concert, during which there will be a possibility to listen to the Riga Jazz Quartet outside of Riga Jazz Stage and Rigas Ritmi festival - individually or together with many of international jazz artists contest Riga Jazz Stage laureates, such as Kristīne Prauliņa (Grand Prix 2014), saxophonists Dāvis Jurka and Toms Rudzinskis, and trumpeter Oskars Ozoliņš.
Program – original works of Viktors Ritovs, Dāvis Jurka, Toms Rudzinskis, Oskars Ozoliņš; and jazz standards.